Trust is said to be a social capital, but trust can only be earned when an action or inaction has become consistent over a long period of time. Consistency is the building block of credibility and without credibility, it is difficult to succeed in any life endeavors. Consistency is the foundation of predictability when an action has become repetitive or consistent over a long period of time, it makes the outcome predictable.
Consistency, a steadfast adherence to the same principle, course, or form of action. Mastery is built on consistency. In his book, The Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell suggests the 10,000 hours principle of consistent practice to gain mastery in a chosen carrier. The principle holds that 10,000 hours of "deliberate practice" are needed to become world-class in any field. All champions, outliers, and trailblazers are products of consistent practice.
Consistency is not a sudden habit we developed by default or a gift given to us at childbirth, it is a by-product of a focused life. A consistent life anchors on self-discipline. Every life pursuit has its gestation period, at the right time, all consistent efforts will pay-off.
So many people are inconsistent with their job choice, one year or two working in a company, they're already sending out their CV's to other companies, which is always a sign of life without clarity, focus or purpose. It takes time to build a good reputation and it takes a consistent habit to sustain it. Without a proper clarity of what you want in life and where you are headed, you will only keep experimenting with life. When your energy is not channeled to a specific goal, by default, you become inconsistent in your pursuit.
Be consistent in your pursuit of success and excellence, you cannot achieve peak performance if you are not consistent. If you want to be taken seriously be consistent. Respect is built on consistency.
Distraction is the enemy of distinction. It is consistent working out or weight lifting that builds the muscles, not one day on and three weeks off. Stay consistent with your dream, stay consistent in your pursuit, any goal is achievable if you won't relent in its pursuit.
Daniel Cole is an International Motivational Speaker, Inspirational writer, Columnist and a Published Authour.